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COMPANY DIRECTORY
 
Leadership
PJ Albert
Managing Director
Jim Helsinger
Artistic Director
 
Production
Kurt Bippert
Properties Master
James Erwin
Technical Director
George Hamrah
Production Manager
Lisa Hardt
Assistant Production Manager (Facility Rentals)
Rob Jones
Head of Lighting and Sound
Cynthia White
Director of New Play Development
(Play Submissions)
Paige Gober
Company Manager (Audition Information)
Denise R. Warner
Costume Shop Manager
Mel Barger
Assistant Costume Shop Manager
Delson L. Junker
Assistant Technical Director
Colleen Doherty
Assistant Master Electritian
Britt Sandusky
Sound Engineer
 
Operations
Barbara Muzeni
Director of Finance & Operations
Mike O'Neill
Operations & IT Lead
Colin Worley
House Manager (Volunteer Coordinator)
 
Development
Dana Nichols
Director of Development
Arika Richardson
Development Coordinator
Lori Sabbia
Grants Manager

 
Education
Anne Hering
Director of Education
Jennifer Bonner
Children's Theater Coordinator
 
Marketing and Box Office
Melissa Mason Braillard
Director of Marketing Communications
Skip Alderman
Audience Development Manager (Group Sales)
Landon St. Gordon
Multimedia Marketing Coordinator
Melissa Landy
Public Relations Coordinator (PR Requests)
Evan Valle
Box Office Manager
Brittany Schmitke
Assistant Box Office Manager
SMART Marketing
Direct Sales
 
 
LEADERSHIP BIOS
Jim Helsinger | Artistic Director
Jimís directing credits for Orlando Shakespeare Theater include Nicholas Nickleby, Crime and Punishment, Every Christmas Story Ever Told, The Imaginary Invalid, Tartuffe, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard III, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged), The Curate Shakespeare: As You Like It, and many others.

As a playwright, he has written Robinson Crusoe; A Christmas Carol in Five Parts; The Trial of Joan the Maid; Frankenstein, the Modern Prometheus; and Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker. As an actor he has appeared in the titles roles of Henry V, Cyrano De Bergerac, Oscar Wilde, Dracula, and Hamlet.

Jim is also a member of the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America (STAA), National Theatre Conference (NTC), Actor's Equity Association (AEA), Screen Actor's Guild (SAG), and American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (AFTRA). He holds a BA from Miami University (Ohio), and an MFA from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival/University of Alabama - Professional Actor Training Program.


PJ Albert | Managing Director
PJ began work with Orlando Shakespeare Theater in 2001 as Master Electrician during the initial renovation of the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Since that time, he has held the positions of Production Manager, Guest Services Director, Business Manager, and General Manager, before being promoted to Managing Director.

With a background in theater and a specialization in technical production, he has worked as an Event Manager, Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, and Pyrotechnics Designer across the country for companies such as Santa Fe Opera, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and RSL Theatrical. He has also done contract work for AFLAC, Synovus, Aaronís, and Harley Davidson.



     

 

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